Meet my Hero of the Day, and of the Sabbath day at that.
The Israel Electric Company linemen are so brave.
The man on the ground and the man in the air worked quickly, carefully, and with a smile.
It was just half an hour before sunset and I and the neighboring house were mighty glad to get power back after 16 hours without any.
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It's like the worker and the wires are having a duel.
Or is he saying "Hocus pocus!" to the sleeping giant?
Just after midnight last night I was shutting down the computer when I heard a loud PATZ! outside and out went my lights.
Today the Electric Company worker explained to me that it was a combination of a little rain, a lot of wind,
and the first contractions of the cables as we go from summer heat to
winter cold that caused the explosion.
It's good, today they changed the burnt wires and put in stronger connecting thingies.
Better today, a mostly sunny day, than on a cold and rainy day later, when winter really sets in (IF it ever does).
One night and one day of no Internet and no light.
It was a tiny price for the neighbors and me to pay compared to the on-going suffering of the poor victims of Hurricane Sandy.
And may the American linemen have strength to carry on in the endless repair work ahead.
Thanks to all those who take care of us.